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Sony WI-1000X


Released Aug 31, 2017

What's in the box

  • Carrying Pouch
  • Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use
  • Dedicated headphone cable (approx. 3.28 ft, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)
  • USB cable


Aside from offerings from Bose, the Sony WI-1000X earphones deliver some of the best in-ear noise cancellation we've heard. Their audio performance is also a bit more compelling than the typical Bose sound signature, and Sony has an advantage in that you can drastically alter the sound signature to your taste. Combined with the generous array of accessories, it's possible that you might prefer the WI-1000X earphones over the Bose QuietControl 30—they're the more music-lover-friendly of the two.
(Jul 2018)

Sure, they could be a little lighter, they could last a little longer on a charge, and they could be a tad more comfortable to wear, but all that fades into insignificance once you start listening to music and adjust the sound to how you want it. As neckband earphones go you'll rarely find better than the Sony WI-1000X.
(Jan 2018)

an excellent pair of noise cancelling wireless in-ear headphones. The inclusion of aptX HD will make audiophiles happy and the excellent noise cancellation are a must-have for travellers - just remember to pack a battery pack since the headphones only offer 10 hours of battery life.
Tech Radar
(Nov 2017)


Wear style
Fits in-ear
Custom fit IEM
Cable wear style: Straight-down
Suitable usage: Home, Work, Travel
Plug type
Wireless + Wired connections
Cable type
Detachable cable
Single entry cable
Microphone built in
Microphone built into earpiece
Active noise cancellation
Active noise cancellation
Battery powered
Battery powered
Battery life (hrs)
10.00 hours per charge
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Weight (g)
Weighs 71g